Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists

Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists

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by Thomas W. Myers, Deane Juhan, Leon Chaitow
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0443063516

ISBN-13: 9780443063510

Pub. Date: 11/15/2001

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

An accessible and comprehensive approach to the anatomy and function of the fascial system in the body combined with a holistic overview of myofascial therapy. Many different therapists now use myofascial techniques to influence postural change and pain relief. This book demonstrates exactly how the muscles connect within the connect tissue to affect posture,

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An accessible and comprehensive approach to the anatomy and function of the fascial system in the body combined with a holistic overview of myofascial therapy. Many different therapists now use myofascial techniques to influence postural change and pain relief. This book demonstrates exactly how the muscles connect within the connect tissue to affect posture, compensatory strain, and pain patterns. The aim is to present scientifically sound and often complicated material in a way which can be easily learned, understood, and applied by those who do not necessarily have a scientific background. ANATOMY TRAINS is written and presented in a style that allows this new information on the myofascial system to be easily absorbed by a wide range of readers: from the student, athlete, or client to the most experienced therapist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443063510
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/15/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
8.43(w) x 11.13(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: laying the railbed

  1. Fascia and Biomechanical Regulation
  2. The Rules of the Game
  3. The Superficial Back Line
  4. The Superficial Front Line
  5. The Lateral Line
  6. The Spiral Line
  7. The Arm Lines
  8. The Functional Lines
  9. The Deep Front Line
  10. Anatomy Trains in Training
  11. Structural Analysis

Appendix 1 A note on the meridians of latitude

Appendix 2 Structural integration

Appendix 3 Myofascial meridians and Asian medicine

Anatomy terms

Bibliography

Index

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The Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Breaking Down the Mechanics of Movement Fascia (connective tissue in our bodies) has played a significant role in the way we move. Thomas W. Myers explores human movement and fascia in relation to health professionals, dancers, and athletes in Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manuael and Movement Therapists. He explores "our largest sensory organ" in a way that laymen will understand clearly. Readers of Myers' text have described it as "revolutionary" in its approach to physical therapy. It certainly isn't the first time these ideas have been put to print, but its certainly good information to propagate. My interest in the topic led me to Human Movement Potential: Its Ideokinetic Facilitation, which was first published in 1974 by Lulu Sweigard who was an authority on posture and movement. Myers' modern book has an easy-to-read layout that gathers all the general ideas and explains them simply. Illustrations are also helpful in demonstrating the breakdown of human anatomy to the cellular level. Topics like gait and fitness are connected in more ways than one. It is Myers' hope that health practitioners and athletes will apply the techniques and treatments in this book as they reconsider the concept of movement defined as a "straight line." Ultimately, Myers breaks down the traditional notions of what makes a body, in order to inspire new generations who will think about body movement strategies for a better future. This book will fit well on any one's shelf related to movement. This includes massage therapists, yoga instructors, osteopaths, and even those who train in athletics and dancing.
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Lectora22 More than 1 year ago
-Great illustrations -In depth information regarding anatomy -Very clear book -This book is a must have for professionals that work with the body.
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